Apprenticeship Program - HVAC
HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) combines sheet metal and electrical work involving installation, wiring, service and repair of environmental control systems and the fabrication and installation of ductwork.
- H.S. Diploma or GED
- Minimum of one year of high school algebra with a grade of 'C' or better (or equivalent). Equivalent may be one term of College Algebra Math 60 and 65 or Math 70 with a grade of 'C'.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
*Local apprenticeship committee may require additional qualifications.
The work is done indoors and outdoors. Work spaces can range from outdoor scaffolding to crawl spaces inside a wall.
Minimum Journey-level Wage
$32.52 per hour
Recommended High School or College Courses
- Trade Skills Fundamentals
- Introduction to Advanced Technology
- Electrical Theory
- Electrical Wiring for the Trades
- Construction classes
- Algebra I & II
- Blueprint Reading
- CPR/First Aid
Length of Apprenticeship
The apprenticeship agreement combines both the on-the-job experience and classroom related training instruction over a period of four years. Apprentices must complete a minimum of 144 related classroom hours per year and 8,000 on-the-job training hours. When they complete the program, apprentices are referred to the Oregon Building Codes Division for appropriate licensing exam.
Associate of Applied Science Degree - ** Catalog Listing
Lane's AAS degree in Construction Trades General Apprenticeship can be earned once a student meets the requirements for both related training and general education.